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in this country in the wake of the horror at the wake of the horror at sandy hook elementary, it's gut check time for america. >> this is our first task as a soet. keeping our children safe. this is how we will be judged. >> horrible gun violence is not isolated to one cold december day in connecticut. every day wasted leads to more lost lives. >> keeping our children safe. precious children and six brave adults were violently taken from us at sandyhook, elementary. more than 900 of our fellow americans have reportedly died at the enof a gun. 900 in the past month. and every day we wait, that number will keep going. >> over the past month, vice president joe biden and his task force is met with 229 groups from around the country. biden's task force provided a road map for the long drive ahead. >> while there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely, no piece of legislation that will prevent every tragedy, every act of evil. if there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there's even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligat
is -- a few steps to the right are the truthers who claim the sandy hook shootings were engineered by the government to gain sympathy for gun laws. in this atmosphere, how much can the obama administration really get done on gun safety? >>> also, as president obama prepares for a second term, which way is the democratic party headed? a pragmatic middle of the road alternative to the gop or will it move sharply to the left? >>> you can't be president of the united states for four more years without a couple episodes like this. >> we cannot sustain -- whoops. was that my -- that's all right. all of you know who i am. >> we'll have more of the lighter moments of the first term in the "sideshow." this is "hardball," the place for politics. ng. ring. progresso. your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. woman: what do you mean, homeowners insurance doesn't cover floods? [ heart rate incre
the president made his announcement, he was joined by four kids that wrote him letters after sandy hook. >> julia said -- julia, where are you? i'm not scared for my safety. i'm scared for others. >> reporter: rush limbaugh mocked that. >> the children are writing letters to the president. we don't want to die. we don't want to die. >> reporter: the president's proposal, if passed by congress, would ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazine clips. and require background checks on virtually every gun sale. even those between private individuals at gun shows. he called on supporters to put pressure on members of congress. >> ask them, what's more important? doing whatever it takes to get an "a" grade from the gun lobby that funds their campaigns? or giving parents some peace of mind when they drop their child off for first grade? >> reporter: the president also announced 23 executive actions he can take without congress, including improving existing background checks and getting security officers for schools that want them. >> it's going to be a battle. we're going to be there. and w
you've got the sandy hook families coming in, it's very hard to oppose -- it's not about the president. you've got -- it's not even about bloomberg's money that's going to go into the advertising. the emotional force of the sandy hook families is just like it was with the 9/11 families. and republicans have got to face up to that. frankly, democrats have to face up and grow a spine here as well. they have run away from the gun debate for 20 years or so because it's helped them get into power in some states. >> by the way, there are 30 to 40 democrats in the house, too, will also fight any reasonable, rational reforms. you know, one of the moments yesterday, richard, that i thought was really telling, i thought one of the president's strongest moments is when he said if you have a congressman or congresswoman that supports assault weapons, ask them why. see, that's where the extremists, that's where the survivalists lose this argument. why do you need an assault weapon? why do you need a high-capacity magazine? you start talking to them, and it always goes back to the same thing. always
of hesitation with another moral issue, relief for superstorm sandy. the relief package was passed by the senate even though house speaker john boehner hadn't brought it up for a vote. in fact, the senate passage helped to put pressure on the house. sandy relief passed in the house with a minority of republican votes and almost every democrat. speaker boehner would not have brought the bill to the floor if it hadn't already been passed in the senate. there was similar pressure with the fiscal cliff deal. it passed in the senate first. then boehner was forced to bring it to the floor for a vote and the house, even though only a minority of republicans supported it. today senator majority leader harry reid seemed to clarify his position somewhat. in a statement he said, "i am committed to ensuring the senate will consider legislation that addresses gun violence and other aspects of violence in our society early this year. all options should be on the table." well, that sounds a little bit better. but there should be no hedging on this issue whatsoever. especially from democrats. because if they si
of sandy, the heels of last year's draught was one of the worst in our country's history going back to the dust bowl, you'd think there would be wind sailing in the right direction. >> that's right. he's putting something in the agenda that wasn't. we already had the pipeline to capitol hill so clogged. these three new fiscal cliffs coming up, gun control, energy infrastructure. he's putting this at the head of the line. immigration actually and even gun control got very little attention here. he mentioned newtown but only in passing. >> so do you think he held some stuff back for the state of the union? >> definitely. the state of the union will be more a blue print, a road map, but here he's talking for history. over the years this president has rightly been criticized for not telling his own narrative, for not putting out a frame, for not connecting his own dots, telling his own story. here was the president doing it. he's writing the history book for himself. this is what he wants the history books to say about barack obama. >> mike allen, president it, as always. see you soon o
of the sandy hook massacre. >>> manti te'o has agreed to his first on-camera interview since the scandal broke about his girlfriend that never was. te'o and his parents will sit down with abc's katie couric, for a show airing this thursday. in an offcamera interview with espn, te'o acknowledged he handled the situation poorly. but he denied any involvement in the hoax. >>> and as you already know, it is all about the super bowl match-ups this morning. with all the highlights, here's espn news. >> i'm hakem dermish with your "sportscenter." and ray's ride continues. ray lewis and the ravens, taking on tom braidy and the patriots for a trip to the super bowl. new england takes a 10-7 lead. fourth quarter we go. baltimore up one. joe flacco to anquan boldin. touchdown, baltimore. an 11-yard touchdown from flacco to anquan boldin. that capped off the game for baltimore. 240 yards, 3 touchdowns, no interceptions for flacco. and the baltimore ravens are going to the super bowl, winning 28-13. >>> we're in atlanta for the nfc championship game. colin kaepernick and the 49ers, taking on matt ryan and
the president was using the sandy hook massacre. >> we need to be looking at the mental health issue substantially more than we are using the death of these young children to further a political cause. >> reporter: a texas state representative went further, vowing to write a bill that would make it a felony for anyone in the state to enforce new gun laws. in mississippi, the governor had a similar idea, urging the legislature to prohibit the enforcement of any federal laws obama could get passed. >> i support the current laws. i don't think we need to change anything at all. >> reporter: the ferocity of the opposition does not surprise the white house. it's been nearly two decades since any new gun laws have been passed. >> we suffered too much pain and we care too much about our children to allow this to continue. >> reporter: ban on assault weapons and require background checks on all gun sales are things the nra is adamantly opposed to and vows to fight. >> there's people that care deeply about their second amendment rights and are not going to vote for politicians who sell them o
of superstorm sandy. "mad men" january jones signed a board that will auctioned online. jason isaacs donated true rerelingon jeans. >> people give you things all the time which is lovely. but i feel guilty. and so i'm thrilled that i hooked up with jon bon jovi's charity and possibly help the victims of sandy. >> you know, really great to see celebrities giving back. but i have to tell you, right behind me is main street. i was walking up and down, because i wanted to bring you back some swag. and my camera guy, tom larson stopped by a place, because he thought they were giving away male lingerie. sow stopped dead in his tracks, we'll wait in line for the male lingerie. it wasn't male lingerie, but it was this. nail lingerie. either way, i decided to pick up a couple of them for you. >> a win either way the way i see it, zoraida. >> a little nail lingerie. >> it is the thought that counts. >> it is intoday. >> always thinking of me and my undergarments. >> it will really spruce up your weekly manicure. >>> coming up, today's best advice from a pioneering cyclist coming up. >> today, american
he called the worst day of his presidency, when he was told about the massacre at sandy hook elementary. he now mentions this effort nearly daily. >> to protect our children and protect them from the horrors of gun violence. protecting our children from harm. >> reporter: the public is behind the president on some proposals. gun show background checks, an owner database. but a ban on assault weapons appears unlikely, as republicans push back. >> this is not designed to actually solve the problem of violent crime. this is designed to assuage liberal partisans. >> reporter: it's not just republicans. the white house admits not all democrats are on board. >> i do think things have changed since newtown. we're going to twist the arms of democrats and republicans and engage the american people in this debate. >> reporter: david kerley, abc news, washington. >>> as inauguration festivities get under way, the nation is pausing to pay tribute to martin luther king jr. community leaders and celebrities got a jump on things in washington with an annual wreath laying ceremony. >>> and m
that all wrong. and if helping communities in need why did he vote against the sandy relief aid? >>> finally now matter how rational president obama is, the extreme end of the pro gun side will always hear something like this courtesy of jimmy kimmel this time. >> why does president obama want to take everybody's guns away? >> everybody's guns are going to be taken away. >> that's right. the federal government is about to take your guns away. >> the federal government's about to take all your guns away. >> whose guns? >> everybody's guns. >> how many guns? >> all your guns. >> call the white house right now because if you don't -- >> here it comes. >> -- here it comes. paid for by americans against context. >> people are going to believe in that. i was just kidding. >>> up next, among the challenges facing president obama in his second term, criticism by some on the makeup of his cabinet. not enough women. and that's ahead. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. she keeps you guessing. it's part of what you love about her. but your erectile dysfunction - you know, t
day. and doug mcelway with more from washington. >> harris, a change in gun laws after the sandy hook massacre is beginning to meet realities. and rand paul is proposing to introduce to nullify. and dianne feinstein-- >> leader reid intends to make guns one of the earliest things we consider on the floor and chairman leahy talk about hearings right away i think you're going to see action quickly. >> some doubt that. there are 20 democratic seats up for grabs in the year 2014 including in the gun friendly states of arkansas, alaska, iowa, louisiana, colorado, new hampshire and south dakota. after the assaults weapons ban in 1994 democrats lost control of the house, all of which suggests compromise may be in the works. >> we don't expect it all to pass or in its current forms. we think that there are elements of it-- >> anding this a moment we can do something about mental health, information sharing, maybe background checks and or things as well, but it has to be a plan that could possibly work or president won't get it done. >> other republicans suggest that a new assault weapons ban
republicans including the leaders for delaying the vote on hurricane sandy relief. we'll be right back. he's big up there. >>> we're back. and i said what a day. hillary clinton's strong performance today was a reminder to many that she would be a formidable candidate. who doesn't know that, in 2016. today we got hints about another one. vice president joe biden. he clearly wants to run. he seems to be laying the groundwork for a run which he was asked about on cnn yesterday. let's listen to what he said. >> is there any reason you wouldn't run? >> there's a whole lot of reasons why i wouldn't run. i haven't made that decision and i don't have to make that decision for awhile. >> so are you ready to run against hillary clinton in 2016? >> i haven't made that judgment and hillary hasn't made that judgment. but i can tell you what. everything that should be done over the next two years that i should be part of would have to be done whether i run or i don't run. if this administration is successful, whoever is running as a democrat is better positioned to win. if we're not successful, whoever
. >> reporter: good morning, paula and john. after the sandy hook elementary tragedy, president obama said the nation needs to change. yesterday, he outlined what he's going to do and what he'll push congress to do to prevent future gun violence. the tragic deaths of 20 schoolchildren at sandy hook elementary made america pause and reconsider its relationship with guns. and with children who had written him letters about gun violence, president obama announced the most sweeping push for gun control in decades. >> this is our first task as a society, keeping our children safe. >> reporter: 11-year-old julia stokes wrote to the president. the only person she thought could make a difference. >> she said, i know that laws have to be passed by congress, but i beg you to try very hard. julia, i will try very hard. >> reporter: he's going to have to. the president is up against a congress that's very reluctant to pass comprehensive gun control. to get the ball rolling, mr. obama signed 23 executive actions that don't need approval by lawmakers. they include -- strengthening the national criminal
now. they have taxes raised and passed the sandy relief on a bipartisan vote and they will pass immigration reform and deal with the debt ceiling. he broke the republicans's arms on that. >> still got the votes. >> sandy relief who will disagree on that? >> a lot of of people. remember how chris christie was screaming? >> screaming at -- >> house republicans. >> right. >> what happens is up until now you had something called the hastert rule in the house. republicans stood together. that has been demolished in the last month. it's going to continue to be demolished when votes on immigration comes up and solving the sequestration money comes up and also on the budget. the real test for the president is whether he is going to go up against his own caucus to do things on medicare social security and a few other issues. >> we are looking at the president on a motorcade going down pennsylvania avenue. every time i look at the inaugural route, i can't help but go back to january 20th 1977 and jimmy carter breaking precedent and stepping out of the car and shaking h
-chairman sandy winfield, and all our outstanding members of the joint chiefs. our secretary of veterans affairs and vietnam veteran rick shinseki, who is here. and we're honored to be joined by some truly extraordinary americans, our wounded warriors who inspire us with their incredible strength and resolve. [ cheering ] our enlisted men and women and junior officers, the backbone of our military. [ cheering ] our amazing military families. including the families of the fallen. our gold star families. we will stand with you always. the members of the legendary tuskegee airmen in the house. and the recipients of our nation's highest military decoration, the medal of honor. we are honored by your presence. you know, today we experienced the majesty of our democracy, a ritual only possible in a form of government that is of and by and for the people. a day made possible because there are patriots like each and every one of you who defend our freedom every single day. so this little party is just another way to say something we can never say enough, thank you. thank you for volunteering, thank you
of the sandy supplemental. it did not get into the house side. so we're still looking for the house to act. currently, the house has holds on bilateral security assistance, on other kinds of support for anti-terrorism assistance. so we got to get our act together between the administration and the congress. >> the cia has a black box budget, a secret budget that is at least partly secret, right, opaque, unquestionable. and even if we did know how big the intelligence budget was for the cia and the rest of the intelligence community in this country, rest assured that the only political impact of knowing that number is that someone in congress would insist that we double that number. the united states military has a budget so gargantuan that it roughly approximates the military budgets of all of our conceivable adversaries and major allies combined. the state department is the only part of the u.s. government that fields high-level personnel doing high security, high tension work in highly sensitive places around the globe alongside the intelligence and the military, except they, the state d
about a double whammy. new yorkers who made minimum home repairs after superstorm sandy may not have enough heat. >> we are just freezing here. >> reporter: one raezing warming centers are springing up in cold weather cities. giving the most vulnerable young and old some relief. >> i haven't had heat -- hot water and heat for three days. yesterday was a little bit of heat came on. only heat we got was in the bathroom. in syracuse, a heavy downfall, lowering visibility, giving snow blowers a workout, making it tough for postal carriers to get from house to house. >> hopefully the driveway will already be plowed when i get back. >> reporter: in iowa city, iowa, just one degree above zero. a dog shelter begging for help after a heating broke down. extra blankets needed to keep the cement floor warm for man's best friend. >> it's a stressful environment. >> reporter: outside pittsburgh when a water main broke in the middle of the night, single digit temperatures gushing watt near a sheet of ice. subzero temps aren't all bad if you like ice boating. skimming across the ice at speeds of up
to talk about climate change. how many sandies do we need or record breaking temperatures? forests are burning in wyoming and colorado and mexico. this is a big problem and others have shown leadership on climate and i think the president joined them yesterday. >> thank you so much. >>> up next, they squared off on jeopardy and now chris matthews and robert gibbs face off again. and getting drunk here at the dublin in washington d.c. matthews versus gibbs straight ahead, plus the mayor joins the celebration. we'll be right back. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. [ male announcer ] mar
. >> reporter: the president said since sandy hook more than 900 americans have been killed by gun violence and that will only increase while congress debates. rob and sunny, back to you. >> we did learn more. police identified the suspected gunman as 22-year-old carlton berry. he's being charged with aggravated assault, but he's in the hospital because he was also shot and injured. and the other person involved in the fight may also be charged. he's also injured and in the hospital as well. >> like you mentioned a second ago, just the number of scenes we've seen at all levels. those lockdown scenes and kids scrambling. you have to imagine panicked moments what those folks must have -- must have been feeling at the time. >> must have been terrified. >> should be fascinating where the gun control debate goes. obviously the president did his executive orders, put a few things in motion. critics would say it hasn't gone far enough. gun control people say, you're going after our guns again, and the real issue here is mental illness, get off the second amendment. so you don't know what's going t
. >> after snowstorm sandy. and being together and working together, republican and democrat. you asked, what i have liked to have more of in the inauguration address, it would have been the spirit that you saw with christie and obama. and i like the fact that after that, republicans, instead of being peeved at him, oh, my gosh, you helped o o eed out th guy, they liked it -- >> well, they were forced. >> i think the most important speech that chris christie has given was at the reagan library, where he talked about compromise and leadership. and he said, that's the way -- it's not complicated, how you get things done. you get things done through compromise and leadership. and compromise has been a totally dirty word inside the republican party here. >> it's strange. something's wrong. >> if you can keep that theme going, it's very important. >> does it begin anew tomorrow. wrap it up with your thoughts on the rnc meeting tomorrow. >> like i said, we want to be successful. and i feel like what you've seen out of the republicans over the last couple of days is a much smarter approach, to focus
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